I am an LGBTQI affirmative therapist and received all my training hours working full-time at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood . I spent 6 years working directly with the LGBTQI population. I have a vast experience in treating LGBTQI issues including internalized homophobia, coming out issues, cultural and spiritual/religious issues related to sexuality.
Part of my work as a therapist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood was working with the multi-disciplinary team which consisted of medical doctors, psychiatrists, and social workers. I worked directly with the patients of the Director of Primary Care Clinic, Dr. Ward Carpenter, and Dr. Robert Bolan, the Medical Director of the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic at the Los Angeles LBGT Center.
In this position, not only did I see many LGBTQ couples and treated many relationship issues, I also assisted individuals who were newly diagnosed with HIV and struggling with issues surrounding substance use and addiction. Moreover, as a therapist specializing in addiction, I co-facilitated Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for Crystal Meth and cocaine users. I also created and facilitated a Harm-Reduction and a Abstinence Group for Women.
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